Eixample Souvenir Shopping, Barcelona

It's a pity, if not a crime, to leave Barcelona without visiting the local specialty shops. Check out this Eixample souvenir shopping tour for some gifts and souvenirs unique to Barcelona that you may want to bring home to your loved ones from this wonderful city.
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Eixample Souvenir Shopping Map

Guide Name: Eixample Souvenir Shopping
Guide Location: Spain » Barcelona (See other walking tours in Barcelona)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 9
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.4 km
Author: Daniel
El Corte Ingles

1) El Corte Ingles

What to buy here: Biscuits.

Catalonia has a tradition of biscuits; born back in the 18th century to celebrate holy and festive days, now the biscuits of Catalonia are common place, known as Panellets meaning little bread, there are many variations of these biscuits, some are made with chestnuts and sweet potatoes enjoyed as a early evening sweet snack and is usually accompanied by sweet wine, the biscuits come in a variety of different shapes and colors and are also often made of marzipan and pine nuts and varnished in egg white. Birba biscuits are a family company from Girona using 100% natural ingredients that have been in Barcelona since 1910, are very much the artisanal biscuit of Barcelona, with a wide selection of assorted boxes from the 150g gift boxes from € 7. Unlike other brands, with Birba each type of biscuit has its own particular composition which is totally different from the rest. This gives it a characteristic taste that is enhanced by the name of each particular individual biscuit: Cubano, Nuria, Costa Bona, Fruit d'Or, Crema del Canigó, Bescuit, Brisalet de Chocolate, Boer de Coco, Pirinaic de Chocolate, Ametllat, Croqueta. Birba biscuits can be found at El Corte Ingles Plaça Catalunya 14 stock the full assortment of biscuits in its gourmet section. It is open Monday - Saturday 10 am - 10 pm; Sunday 11 am - 10 pm.

2) Loewe

What to buy here: Catalan leather products.

Catalan leather is world known for its particular good quality and use by many luxury brands around the world. Most local leather comes from the Igualada municipality, where leather has been a primary industry for over a hundred years. One of the main advantages of Catalan leather is the origin, coming from stabled animals which have been well cared for, the leather is free of scratches, cuts and other such imperfections.

Loewe is Barcelona's famous branch of leather goods, renowned for its unbeatable quality and selection. This store, located in one of the city's most spectacular modernist-style buildings, caters for both men and women. Here you can find ready-to-wear clothing, bags and accessories.

Hours: Monday-Saturday 10 am - 8.30 pm
La fuente Colmado Quilez

3) La fuente Colmado Quilez

What to buy here: Catalan Cheese.

The Pyranees mountains are just a short drive north of Barcelona and are famous for their cheese making producing soft, flavorsome and creamy cheeses. The most typical of all the cheeses from Catalonia Pyranees region is ´Tupi´ a fermented goats cheese with strong flavors which is designed for after dinner cheese and biscuits. Alt Urgell from the Cerdanya valley is also a very well known Catalan cheese, it’s soft creamy texture and fruity flavors make it the perfect cheese to drink with Penèdes white or rose wine. Val d’Aran is a mature cheese elaborated with cow’s milk and semi cured to give a strong rich taste, perfect with a glass of Penèdes reserve red wine.

The best place to get advice and a selected range is La fuente Colmado Quilez on Rambla Catalunya 63. Opening times: Monday - Friday 9:00 to 14:00 and 16:30 to 20:30; Saturday 9:00 to 14:00. Prices range from 3€ upwards depending on your choice of cheese and quantity.
Casa del libre

4) Casa del libre

What to buy here: Modernist Books.

The ever changing face of Barcelona is a modernist architectural dream with creations from such pioneers as Antoni Gaudi and Lluís Domenech i Montaner that lead the modernist movement from 1888 to 1911 and made Barcelona the amusement park of modernism it is today, the city of wonders. The culture of Catalonia wanted to be known and recognized on the same level as other major European cities using its modernist movement to project Barcelona into the 20th Century. There are many well known books on modernist movement:’ The Palimpsest of Barcelona´ the book by Joan Barril and Pere Vivas covers the history of the city from its Roman beginnings right up to the modern day and its place as a wonder of modern Europe. A stroll through modernist Barcelona by Lluís Permanyer covers 46 of the city’s most interesting buildings, giving a history of building in relation to Barcelona. Gaudi, The complete buildings by Rainer Zerbst is a biography and history of the man that spearhead the modernist art nouveau revolution and one of the most well known geniuses of architecture. All these books can be purchased in English in Casa del libre on Passeig de Gracia 62 Opening times 9:30am to 9:30pm.

5) Tous

What to buy here: Catalan Jewelry.

Contemporary and art-nouveau Jewelry making in Barcelona dates back to 1839, when the city had its own silversmith and goldsmith neighborhoods where several well known local names specialized in precious metals and painting. One famous name Tous is a worldwide known chain of Jewelers originates from Catalonia back in 1920. Using contemporary styles in Jewelry designing that is perfectly suited to current fashions, the iconic teddy bear of Tous has become its mascot with many pendants and necklaces featuring the “bear” designs. The new collection entitled ‘dance’, features a necklace with the iconic bear in a sterling silver and blue agate finish around 169€ and “bear earrings with pearl in sterling silver at around 48€. Tous has various locations around the city and can be found on Passeig de Gracia 75, Rambla Catalunya 110, Opening times 9am to 8pm Monday to Saturday.
Vinoteca Torres

6) Vinoteca Torres

What to buy here: Penedès wine. The wine region of Penedès close to Barcelona expands from the Serralada Pre-litoral mountain range to the Mediterranean Sea and has been producing wine since the 9th century, cultivating some of Spain most interesting wine. The most famous and probably the largest of the Bodegas in Penedès is Miguel Torres with a wide range of wines and brandies. The bodega has received much praise from the wine world including European Winery of the Year, by Wine Enthusiast magazine (2006). Some of Torres most famous brands are Atrium which line features a white Chardonnay 9€, a red Cabinet Sauvignon 11€ and a red Merlot around 8€. The crowning glory of the Torres Penedès wine selection is The Reserva Real priced around 123€ , named after Juan Carlos, the king of Spain after his visit to the winery, made from grapes grown at high altitude and refined in new oak barrels imported from France. Miguel Torres have their own Vinoteca Torres on Passeig de Gracia 78 to showcase their range of wines which can be tasted, discussed and purchased in the same space.

Operation hours: Monday to Sunday from 12:00 to 16:00 and from 19:00 to 01:00.
Meson Cinco Jotas

7) Meson Cinco Jotas

What to buy here: Spanish Jamon Iberico.

The very pinnacle of Spanish gourmet produce is without a doubt Jamon Iberico, also known as Pata Negra, is the cured leg of the Iberian pig. This product features highly in the tapas lifestyle of Barcelona. Where a plate of good quality ham will only set you back about €5, buying your own leg or pata can be a little more complicated at around €359. The highest quality ham is known as Jamon Iberico de Bellota which comes from free range pigs that are left to feed on a diet of acorns, the lifestyle of the pig has a significant impact on the taste and Jamon iberico de Bellota is considered to be one of the world’s most sort after gourmet items. Jamón ibérico de Recebo is the next grade where the pig is fed on a diet of grain and acorns, the thirds type is Jamón ibérico de Cebo where the pig is simply fed on grain.

Meson Cinco Jotas on Rambla de Catalunya 91-93 Monday to Friday 9am to 12am and Saturday and Sunday 12am to 1am sells the best Jamon in Barcelona and probably in Spain, precut whole leg and in a special can designed for visitors to Barcelona wishing to take it home. It is also a restaurant so you can first try all the jamon you want before deciding on which to take home.
Cooking the Kitchen Company

8) Cooking the Kitchen Company

What to buy here: Wine Porron, as well as any other kitchen utensils.

A symbol of traditional Catalonia, the wine Porron is a drinking vessel from days gone by; designed to minimize the contact of wine with air. The wine bottle/glass watering-can was also used as a measurement vessel before the liter was introduced. The design of the Porron, a funnel with a spout where the liquid is poured from, was mentioned by Ernest Hemingway´s in his book, Homage to Catalonia. The Porron also serves as a social drinking device. The vessel can be passed around the table and drunk without the drinker’s lips touching the glass. The Porron is still used in some select restaurants to serve after dinner cognacs and wine to the more intrepid drinker. The wine Porron can also be used to store olive oil. Prices range from 35€, depending on the make and whether the vessel has been hand blown by artisan glass makers. Cooking the Kitchen Company- Provença 249 Opening times Monday - Friday 10:30 - 20:30; Saturday 11:00 - 21:00.
Ramon Monegal

9) Ramon Monegal

What to buy here: Perfumes. In 1936 the Perfume Museum opened in Barcelona, but the human sense of smell has been catered for since the Roman times. In fact, the film ”Perfume: Story of a Murderer” released in 2006, was filmed in and around Barcelona. As well as big name fashion brands, Barcelona has its own perfumeries, small brands produced by expert “perfumeros”. Ramon Monegal is a small boutique perfumery located in Carrer Calvet, 3 (open Monday to Friday 10.30am - 2.30pm and 4:30pm to 8:30pm Saturday from 11am to 2pm and 4.30pm to 8.30pm) Ramon Monegal´s Entre Naranjos (between Orange trees) combines Freshness in the air, happy and vital dew soaked orange blossom combined with the freshness of the skin of the orange and green leaves against a background of sap wood and amber orange, around 70€.

Operation hours Monday - Saturday: 10:30 - 14:30 & 16:30 - 20:30

Walking Tours in Barcelona, Spain

Create Your Own Walk in Barcelona

Create Your Own Walk in Barcelona

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Barri Gotic Specialty Shops

Barri Gotic Specialty Shops

It would be a pity to leave Barcelona without having explored its specialty shops and bringing home something truly original. The specialty shops are most popular with tourists. Take this two-hour tour to explore the Barri Gòtic (the Gothic quarter) best specialty shops!

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 1.0 km
Shopping Walk

Shopping Walk

Set among the world's prime cultural destinations, Barcelona is en route to becoming one of Europe's top shopping spots as well. Fashionable designer stores are filling the streets of Barcelona with each new day, from well known international brands to local start ups. Barcelona is also an excellent gourmet destination, offering plenty of goodies to try on the spot or take home with you. Take this tour and explore the city's main shopping zones.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km
Antoni Gaudí's Barcelona Walking Tour

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Gaudí is admired around the world as one of the most distinctive architects of the 20th century. The unique technique and use of natural forms make his creations stand out from the pack. La Sagrada Família, Park Güell, Casa Batlló and other masterpieces will definitely take your breath away with their beauty, forms, colors, and overall design. Take this tour and enjoy the sight of Barcelona's architectural marvels created by Gaudí.

Tour Duration: 4 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 8.8 km
Montjuic Walking Tour

Montjuic Walking Tour

Montjuïc is a hill in Barcelona which offers a variety of great attractions of historic, cultural, and architectural value. Here, you can watch a magic show by Font Màgica de Montjuïc, visit the place where matadors faced the bulls in the past, explore the Castell de Montjuic with its spectacular views, and much more. Discover the best spots of Montjuïc with this tour today!

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 4.0 km
Picasso Walking Tour

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Pablo Picasso - the great Spanish painter, draftsman, and sculptor - developed his style in Barcelona where he spent many years of his life. This tour will take you to the bohemian sites of the city associated with the famous artist. Here you can visit Picasso Museum, the art gallery where his works were displayed for the first time to the public, and other similarly important places.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.6 km
Montjuïc Museums Tour

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Montjuïc is a hill in Barcelona, located just southwest of the city center and overlooking the harbor. Besides the great view, it also offers visitors many interesting and significant museums such as the Poble Espanyol, Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya, Museu Olímpic i de l'Esport, and others. Here, you will learn many interesting facts about the history and culture of Catalonia, Barcelona and Spain in general. Don't miss the opportunity to tour the great museums Montjuïc has to offer.

Tour Duration: 1 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.0 km

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